Adding Users

Jamf School allows you to assign Jamf School user accounts or LDAP users to devices. Assigning a user to a device in Jamf School allows you to see at a glance what devices belong to each user. You can also create user groups to use as filters for smart device groups and set permissions for Jamf School Teacher or Jamf School Parent access.

Note: It is recommended that you create a students user group and a teachers user group.

There are several ways to add users to Jamf School:

  • With a CSV file

  • From Apple School Manager

  • From Microsoft Azure

  • From LDAP

  • Manually

If you are using iPads, you should decide how to manage them before adding users to Jamf School. There are several iPad configurations:

  • Shared iPads (sign-in required)If you want to require users to sign in to a Shared iPad, the users must have a Managed Apple ID from Apple School Manager assigned to their Jamf School user account. Shared iPads with required sign-in is supported by the following iPad models: iPad Pro, iPad 5th generation, iPad Air 2 or later, or iPad mini 4 or later. Additionally, devices must have at least 32 GB of storage.

    Note: You must use automated enrollment (formerly DEP) with Apple School Manager to enroll your devices as Shared iPads with required sign-in.

  • Generic Shared iPads (no sign-in required)—If you do not want to require users to sign in to an iPad, or the iPads do not meet the requirements for Shared iPad with required sign-in, you can still set up a Shared iPad by configuring the iPad as a 1:1 iPad assigned to a generic user. The generic user is used by all users to log in to the iPad and can be created with a CSV file or in Apple School Manager.

  • 1:1 iPads—iPads can be configured for use in one-to-one environments. You can use any method to add users to 1:1 iPads. Devices can be assigned to users before, during, or after enrollment.

    Note: If you are using Apple Classroom to allow teachers to manage student devices, teachers must have an iPad configured as a 1:1 iPad.

Importing Users with a CSV File

Importing users with a CSV file allows you to assign a username, email, and devices to users. You can also configure iPads as Shared iPads by adding the serial number of the device to multiple users. User data will be applied immediately when the CSV file is uploaded.

The following are the valid fields for the CSV file:

Field

Notes

Username (required)

 

Email (required)

 

FirstName (required)

 

Prefix

 

LastName (required)

 

Groups

Defines group membership in Jamf School. Groups must be separated by a semicolon or comma.

TeacherGroups

Defines teacher group membership in Jamf School. Groups must be separated by a semicolon or comma.

Password

 

StoredPassword

Sets the Stored Password. If there is no information in the StoredPassword field, the information in the Password field will be used instead.

SerialNumber

Serial number of the device or devices you want to assign to a user.

Placeholder

Changes the device name to the value in this field.

Trashed

A value of "yes" will move the user to the Trash. A value of "no" will activate the user if the user was previously moved to the Trash.

Uploading a CSV File to Jamf School

  1. Log in to Jamf School.

  2. Click Organization in the sidebar.

  3. Click Import/Synchronize.

  4. From the Users & Groups menu, select Import users from CSV.

  5. Click Choose File, and then upload the CSV file. Your CSV file should use the following example for formatting:

    Username

    Email

    FirstName

    LastName

    Groups

    SerialNumber

    samantha.johnson

    samantha.johnson@example.edu

    Samantha

    Johnson

    Students; 1st Grade

    C8PLK8CLF

  6. Choose the decoding format from the Encoding pop-up menu.

    Note: It is recommended you use the UTF-8 format.

  7. Choose the delimiter from the Delimiter pop-up menu.

  8. Click Start Import.

The users listed in the CSV file are imported to Jamf School.

Adding Users Manually

By adding a user manually, you can enter information about the user into Jamf School such as username, password, email address, and group membership.

  1. Log in to Jamf School.

  2. Click Users & Groups in the sidebar.

  3. Click Overview.

  4. Click +Add User.

  5. Use the Add User pop-up dialog to enter information about the user, including username and first name.

  6. Click Add.

The user is now added to Jamf School.

Adding Users from Apple School Manager

By adding users from Apple School Manager, you can also import classes and locations from your Apple School Manager account. If you want to require users to sign in to a Shared iPad, your users must have a Managed Apple ID from Apple School Manager assigned to their Jamf School user account.

If you have not added users to Apple School Manager, do one of the following:

To add users already in Apple School Manager to Jamf School, see How to Connect Apple School Manager with Jamf School.

Adding Users from Microsoft Azure

By integrating Jamf School with Microsoft Azure, users are added to Jamf School after they sign in to the iPad with their Microsoft Azure account credentials. For more information on how to integrate Jamf School with Microsoft Azure, see Microsoft Azure Implementation.

Adding Users from LDAP

You can use LDAP authentication to create users in Jamf School by integrating LDAP directory services with Jamf School. Users will sign in to their device with the credentials stored in Active Directory or Open Directory. For more information on how to integrate Jamf School with LDAP directory services, see How to Use LDAP Authentication.

Deployment Guide: Next Steps

If you are completing this workflow as part of your initial setup of Jamf School, see Enrolling Devices for information on the recommended next steps in the setup workflow.

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